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Chanukah 2023

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

Islington Menorah Lighting

Sunday 10 December 2023 17:30-19:00 Islington Green Celebrate Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, with the entire community at our annual free event in the heart of Islington: - witness the ceremony of lighting the nine-branch Menorah - sing traditional Chanukah songs - listen to live klezmer - make your own Chanukah craft with Cass Arts - make your own shadow puppets with the Little Angel Theatre - play dreidel - taste delicious latkes, doughnuts, and hot cocoa - meet new and old friends

- raffle prizes from Arsenal, After Noah and Angel Flowers NEW FOR THIS YEAR: FLASH CHANUKAH DANCE Click here to learn the dance routine Security update: We are working closely with Islington Police, CST (Community Security Trust), Islington Council security department and a private security team to ensure a multi-layered safety plan is in place for Sunday's event. We are also working closely with local community and faith groups to ensure everyone is welcome and safe in Islington. The Islington Menorah Lighting has grown to become the second-biggest public menorah lighting in the UK, bringing together Jewish and non-Jewish members of the community, from Islington and beyond. The Islington Menorah Lighting is supported by Islington Council and hosted by Chabad Islington. This event is free and open to all - please join with your family, friends and neighbours! Join here, sign up to the raffle and invite friends! Islington Menorah Lighting recommended by Time Out, The Metro and mentioned in an article in The Times.

Chanukah Events


Shabbat in Greece

Celebrate Shabbat Chanukah, Dec 8th, with Greek culinary experiences, recounting the stories if Jewish victory and survival from the Maccabees until now. Join our friendly, international crowd, meet fellow Islington Jews, and connect with Judaism over a warm Friday Night Dinner filled with song, laughter and inspiration. Click here to join Shabbat in Greece Chanukah Events Night 1: Thursday Dec 7th, City University Menorah Lighting Night 1: Thursday Dec 7th, Stratford Menorah Lighting Night 2: Friday Dec 8th, Shabbat Dinner in Greece Night 4: Sunday Dec 10th, Islington Menorah Lighting - sponsored by Islington Council Night 4: Sunday Dec 10th, Post-event dreidel and drinks Night 5: Monday Dec 11th, Kings Cross Menorah Lighting - sponsored by Blink Night 6: Tuesday Dec 12th, Finsbury Sq Menorah Lighting - sponsored by Grant Thornton Night 7: Wednesday Dec 13th, Archway Menorah Lighting Night 8: Thursday Dec 14th, Queen Mary University Menorah Lighting

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